Friday, November 2, 2012

Custom paint job, an incredible before and after

 The finish on this armoire gets a lot of attention~
everyone seems to love the look.
I often get custom painted furniture requests to 
replicate this look on a customers piece.
An entire bedroom set and a hope chest 
were custom painted with this look.
 The look is soft and elegant and on trend right now~
 This is the latest piece I was asked to transform~
another Lane hope chest that at one time
sported a custom paint job in pink and green.  
Now it was time for an elegant look.   Furniture can 
be remade with the swipe of a paint brush, and the 
Annie Sloan Chalk Paint is marvelous for doing 
quick and easy transformations~
either by you or by me!  Ready for the after?                                                                                    
 French Linen and a drybrush and ragged coating of a 
lighter shade of French Linen mixed with Old White Chalk Paint.  
An outline of Kings Gold Gilding wax finished the piece.
Goodbye to the cute pinks and greens~
Hello to the quiet elegant new look!
Consider having an old family piece custom painted
by a paint stockist near you~or come in to Maison Decor and
I will give you an estimate to bringing back your piece to life.
 Another custom painted furniture order is this bentwood rocker, 
formally in maple wood, now in a shabby weathered two tone finish
 using a two color distress technique~
one that I teach in my basic introductory class. 
 The seat shows Country Grey peaking through the
 Old White~almost strie in effect.
And it is soft as a baby's behind with the waxed and buffed finish.
I have to show this pic I took of these
 two cuties that came to the shop today!
Aren't they adorable?
Elvis and Priscilla
Priscilla
Colin loved these little guys~!
Colin is helping me this week with a large order of custom mora clocks~
we are shipping three out next week.
Two in Louis Blue and one in a custom version of Chateau Grey.
Its nice to have his helping hand and I 
was thrilled he had a few days off
to help out in the store.
This unique custom painted mora was done in 
Annie Sloan Primer Red Chalk Paint~
with gilded accents.
So when customizing your pieces only 
your imagination is the limit!


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